Startup Weekend promotes new ventures

Phil Castle in The Business Times:

Launch West [CO] joined with the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction, the Proximity Space and Telluride Venture Accelerator to stage what Hudnall said will be the first multi-city Startup Weekend in the region.

Hudnall said he expects a total of 30 to 40 participants from the three cities as well as other cities on the Western Slope to attend. While participants might include software developers, graphic designers and marketing enthusiasts, prior experience with technology or entrepreneurship isn’t required, he said.

More than 2,000 Startup Weekend events have been conducted in 135 countries and attended by a total of more than 480,000 people, Hudnall said. Teams often pursue their business ideas following the competitions and raise funding to do so. And it’s not always the winning teams that turn concepts into reality, he said.

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